M&T Bank Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   June 21, 2005

M&T Bank Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York 1-9861 16-0968385
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One M&T Plaza, Buffalo, New York   14203
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (716) 842-5445

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

M&T Bank Corporation ("M&T") announced today that it appointed Robert E. Sadler, Jr., Executive Vice President, as President and Chief Executive Officer of M&T and Chief Executive Officer of M&T Bank, M&T’s principal banking subsidiary. Mr. Sadler succeeds Robert G. Wilmers in these positions although Mr. Wilmers will remain Chairman of M&T and becomes Chairman of M&T Bank.

Mr. Sadler, age 60, has been Chairman of M&T Bank since 2003, and was President from 1996 to 2003.

The Boards of Directors of M&T and M&T Bank approved these appointments yesterday during a joint meeting. These appointments became effective immediately.

The public announcement regarding these appointments was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K and which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit 99 - News Release dated June 22, 2005. Filed herewith.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    M&T Bank Corporation
June 22, 2005   By:   /s/ Rene F. Jones
        Name: Rene F. Jones
        Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  News Release dated June 22, 2005